Category : Twitter joke trial

Twitter Joke Trial: Appeal judgment due tomorrow

An appeal decision in the Twitter Joke Trial is to be handed down by Lord Chief Justice at the Royal Courts of Justice tomorrow morning [27 July]. Last month Paul Chambers appealed his conviction for having jokingly tweeted in January 2010 that he would blow Nottingham’s Robin Hood airport “sky high” if his planned flight […]

Defend Edwina Currie!

Padraig Reidy: Defend Edwina Currie!

How do we legislate for social media?

Padraig Reidy: How do we legislate for social media?

Twitter joke trial "a steamroller to crack a very small nut"

Padraig Reidy:Twitter joke trial "a steamroller to crack a very small nut"

Twitter joke trial appeal set for 10 November

The appeal of Paul Chambers in the “twitter joke trial” is to take place on 10 November. The trainee accountant from Doncaster who was convicted for sending threatening messages after he joked on Twitter that he would blow up Robin Hood Airport if his flight was cancelled. The appeal before the divisional courts of the […]

“Twitter joke trial” Paul Chambers wins right to appeal

Trainee accountant Paul Chambers, who was convicted of sending a “menacing communication” after he joked on Twitter that he would blow Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport “sky high” if his flight was affected by weather, has won the right to appeal the decision, Index on Censorship has learned

Julian Huppert MP is Spartacus

Padraig Reidy:
Julian Huppert MP is Spartacus

Twitter joke trial: They just don't "get it"

Graham Linehan: The Twitter joke trial shows just how many people want to hold back our online evolution